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Israel deports 150 African migrants


URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/israel/article/israel_deports_150_african_migrants_20101214

Israel sent 150 Sudanese migrants back to their home country. The deportees, who left late Monday night, will fly through a third country on their way back. Sudan would not take them back directly since the African nation is technically at war with Israel. Israeli officials stressed that each of the migrants had agreed to leave voluntarily. In addition to paying for their flights home, Israel also gave each returning family $500. Most of the migrants entering Israel are economic migrants, not refugees, according to reports.

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